Bill Murray in 'The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou'

Everything Coming to Hulu in May 2024

Hulu’s May lineup includes new documentaries about Black Twitter and a highly controversial reality show experiment, plus one of the best horror movies of 2023 and a Wes Anderson film celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Next month, Hulu is premiering a few documentaries we’re particularly excited about: First up is The Contestant (May 2), which centers on the star of a Japanese reality show who lived alone in a room without clothing or contact with the outside world for over a year, unaware that this experience was being aired on TV. Dropping on May 7 is the National Geographic doc Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story, a cute little tearjerker about a guy who befriends an otter. Finally, on May 9, Hulu is premiering Black Twitter: A People’s History, a three-part docuseries exploring the cultural social media phenomenon through the words and memes of the people who lived it.

The Life Aquatic With Zissou, which turns 20 this year, is hitting the service along with several other Wes Anderson films—The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Hulu’s May highlights also include Birth/Rebirth, one of our favorite horror movies of 2023; Eileen, the recent psycho-thriller starring Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie; and the series premiere of something called Shardlake, a four-part Tudors-era whodunnit starring Sean Bean, that maybe should’ve been called Who Sharded?

Keep scrolling for everything coming to Hulu in May 2024, with our recs in bold. For more of the latest in streaming, check out our landing page, where you’ll find the best anime on Hulu right now, the best horror movies on Max, and more.

May 1

Life Below Zero: First Alaskans: Complete Season 3
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 | 2021
Naruto Shippuden: Complete Season 8 (DUBBED)
Shardlake: Complete Season 1
Pokemon Sun & Moon: Complete Season 20 
Pokemon Ultra Adventures: Complete Season 21
Pokemon Ultra Legends: Complete Season 22
The Beach | 2000
Big | 1988
Big Daddy | 1999
Black Hawk Down | 2001
The Bounty Hunter | 2010
Cast Away | 2000
The Chronicles of Riddick | 2004
Come See The Paradise | 1990
The Darjeeling Limited | 2007
The Divergent Series: Insurgent | 2015
The Divergent Series: Allegiant | 2016
Elvis | 2022
Fantastic Mr. Fox | 2009
Free State of Jones | 2016
Good Boys | 2019
The Joy Luck Club | 1993
The King’s Man | 2021
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou | 2004
Love, Gilda | 2018
The Mask | 1994
Meet the Spartans | 2008
Mr. Turner | 2014
Money Monster | 2016
My Name Is Khan | 2010
The Negotiator | 1998
Night School | 2018
Ocean’s 8 | 2018
Once | 2007
Once Upon a Time in America | 1984
Rushmore | 1999
The Royal Tenenbaums | 2001

The Rundown | 2003
School For Scoundrels | 2006
Sideways | 2004
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion | 2006
That Thing You Do! | 1996
Those Who Wish Me Dead | 2021
Walk The Line | 2005
The Wedding Ringer | 2015
White Chicks | 2004
White House Down | 2013
13 Going On 30 | 2004
300 | 2007

May 2

The Contestant: Documentary Premiere
Jeopardy! Masters: Season 2 Premiere
Customer Wars: Complete Season 2
The Proof Is Out There: Complete Season 3
Bad Reputation | 2018
Mad Money | 2008

May 3

Prom Dates | 2024
Welcome to Wrexham: Season 3 Premiere
The Flood | 2023
3 Days in Malay | 2023
Die Hard | 1988
Die Hard 2 | 1990
Die Hard With A Vengeance | 1995
A Good Day To Die Hard | 2013
Live Free Or Die Hard | 2007

May 4

12 Hour Shift | 2020

May 5

Bad Boys for Life | 2020

May 6

Reminiscence | 2021

May 7

Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story: Special Premiere 

May 8

In Limbo: Complete Season 1 
Bloodshot | 2020

May 9

Black Twitter: A People’s History: Complete Docuseries 
Kings of BBQ: Complete Season 1
The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition: Complete Season 1
Stove Tots: Complete Season 1
Witness to Murder: Digital Evidence: Complete Season 1

Anne Hathaway as Rebecca and Thomasin McKenzie as Eileen Dunlop in Eileen
(Neon)

May 10

Past Lies: Complete Season 1 (SUBBED)
Biosphere | 2022
Wanted Man | 2024
Eileen | 2023

May 12

Where the Crawdads Sing | 2022

May 14

The Killing Kind: Complete Season 1

May 15

Uncle Samsik: Complete Season 1
Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 5, 12 and 13
Extreme Homes: Complete Season 4
Flea Market Flip: Complete Season 1
Man vs. Wild: Complete Season 5
My 600-lb Life: Complete Season 6
My 600-lb Life: Complete Season 7
My Strange Addiction: Complete Season 6
Naked and Afraid: Complete Season 12, 14 and 15
NASA’s Unexplained Files: Complete Season 4
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta: Complete Season 8
Say Yes to the Nest: Complete Season 1
Unusual Suspects: Complete Seasons 6 and 8
Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 16 and 24
Tanked: Complete Season 1
Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports: Complete Season 1
1000-lb Sisters: Complete Season 4
I Am Not Your Negro | 2016
My Scientology Movie | 2015

May 16

Royal Rules of Ohio: Season 1 Premiere
Living Smaller: Complete Season 1
Women on Death Row: Complete Season 1
Paddington | 2015

May 17

Birth/Rebirth | 2023
He Went That Way | 2023
The Sweet East | 2023

May 22

Chief Detective 1958: Complete Season 1

May 23

The Kardashians: Season 5 Premiere
Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars Season 2 Premiere
The Ape Star | 2021
The Seeding | 2023

May 24

Ferrari | 2023
Sentinel | 2024

May 27

Fantasy Island | 2020

May 28

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: Complete Season 4

May 29

Camden: Complete Season 1
Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country: Doc-Style Special Premiere
Beat Shazam: Season 7 Premiere
The Quiz With Balls: Complete Season 1

May 30

MasterChef: Season 14 Premiere
The Promised Land | 2023

May 31

Sympathy for the Devil | 2023
T.I.M. | 2023

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